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Networked, dual-tuner for North American broadcast and cable TV including hardware to transcode to mobile-device-friendly formats.  See [[Silicondust_HDHomeRun]] for other models available.
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Also known as the HDHomerun Extend.  Networked, dual-tuner for North American broadcast and cable TV including hardware to transcode to mobile-device-friendly formats.  Now discontinued.  See [[Silicondust_HDHomeRun]] for other models available.
  
 
[[File:HDHomerunPlus.jpg|350px|thumb|right]]
 
[[File:HDHomerunPlus.jpg|350px|thumb|right]]
  
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==Setting the Default Transcode Profile==
  
==Specifications per Silicondust==
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Navigate to the web page for your HDHomeRun Plus. On Mac/Linux, open a terminal window and run:
 
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hdhomerun_config discover
http://www.silicondust.com/products/models/hdtc-2us/
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This will display the device ID and IP address for your HDHomeRun; enter that IP address into your web browser. Click on Transcode Configuration. Select the preferred Default Transcode Configuration
 
 
HDTC-2US – Two Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network
 
*Converts video to H.264 AVC for more efficient streaming and better playback support on portable devices.
 
*Receive up to full 1080 video. (where available)
 
*Expand the number of tuners with multiple HDHomeRun devices.
 
*Watch, pause, and record TV on your PC using PVR software.
 
 
 
TV sources
 
*ATSC digital TV (antenna)
 
*Unencrypted digital cable TV (Clear QAM)
 
 
 
Compatible With:
 
*DLNA/UPnP compatible hardware/software:
 
*Smart TVs.
 
*Blu-ray Players / Media Players.
 
*VLC, XBMC, Plex
 
*Game Consoles.
 
*Windows Media Center (7/8)
 
*MythTV
 
*NextPVR
 
*Android devices
 
*iOS devices
 
 
 
Specifications:
 
*MPEG2 and MPEG4/H.264 AVC, SD and HD channels.
 
*2 tuners – receive 2 channels at once.
 
*Hardware conversion to H.264 AVC.
 
*100baseTX high speed network.
 
*1 year warranty
 
  
Requirements:
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There is no specific support for the HDHomeRun Plus in MythTV but it will function similar to an HDHomeRun Dual.  (See the [[Hdhomerun#Setup_Instructions|configuration instructions]] for that device.)  The exception is [[multirec]] if you configure the HDHomeRun Plus to enable transcoding.  Since the HDHomeRun Plus is only capable of transcoding one stream per tuner, MythTV can only record one (1) program from a stream. Thus you must set the number of virtual tuners to 1 for an HDHomeRun Plus if you configure the device to transcode.
*Antenna suitable for reception of digital TV or cable TV with unencrypted digital channels.
 
*Home network.
 
*PC-based playback requires compatible PC
 
  
==Transcoding Profiles==
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===Transcoding Profiles===
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{{Note box|The maximum payload data rate for an ATSC 1.0 channel is approximately 18.3 Mbps.  This includes all streams/subchannels.}}
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+HDHomerun Plus Transcode Profiles  
 
|+HDHomerun Plus Transcode Profiles  
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! Profile
 
! Profile
 
! Resolution/frame rate
 
! Resolution/frame rate
! Resulting file size (for typical content broadcast in MPEG-2)
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! Bitrate (approx.)
 
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| Heavy  
 
| Heavy  
 
| Same as source  
 
| Same as source  
| ~50% of original size
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| 7 Mb/s
 
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|-
 
| Mobile  
 
| Mobile  
| max 720p30
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| 1280x720 30fps
| ~25% of original size
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| 3 Mb/s
 
|-
 
|-
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| Internet540
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| 960x540 30 fps
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| 3 Mb/s
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|-
 
| Internet480  
 
| Internet480  
| max 480p30
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| 848x480 30 fps
| ~12.5% of original size
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| 2 Mb/s
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|-
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| Internet360
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| 640x360 30 fps
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| 1.5 Mb/s
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|-
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| Internet240
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| 432x240 30 fps
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| 1 Mb/s
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
|}
 
|}
  
==MythTV Configuration==
 
 
===Setting the Default Transcode Profile===
 
 
Navigate to the web page for your HDHomeRun Plus.  On Mac/Linux, open a terminal window and run:
 
hdhomerun_config discover
 
This will display the device ID and IP address for your HDHomeRun; enter that IP address into your web browser.  Click on Transcode Configuration.  Select the preferred Default Transcode Configuration
 
  
Currently, there is no specific support for the HDHomeRun Plus in MythTV but it will function similar to an HDHomeRun Dual.  (See the [[Hdhomerun#Setup_Instructions|configuration instructions]] for that device.)  The exception is [[multirec]] if you configure the HDHomeRun Plus to enable transcoding.  Since the HDHomeRun Plus is only capable of transcoding one stream per tuner, MythTV can only record one (1) program from a stream.  Thus you must set the number of virtual tuners to 1 for an HDHomeRun Plus if you configure the device to transcode.
 
  
 
[[Category:Hardware]][[Category:HDHomeRun]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]][[Category:HDHomeRun]]

Latest revision as of 12:04, 23 September 2021

Also known as the HDHomerun Extend. Networked, dual-tuner for North American broadcast and cable TV including hardware to transcode to mobile-device-friendly formats. Now discontinued. See Silicondust_HDHomeRun for other models available.

HDHomerunPlus.jpg

Setting the Default Transcode Profile

Navigate to the web page for your HDHomeRun Plus. On Mac/Linux, open a terminal window and run: hdhomerun_config discover This will display the device ID and IP address for your HDHomeRun; enter that IP address into your web browser. Click on Transcode Configuration. Select the preferred Default Transcode Configuration

There is no specific support for the HDHomeRun Plus in MythTV but it will function similar to an HDHomeRun Dual. (See the configuration instructions for that device.) The exception is multirec if you configure the HDHomeRun Plus to enable transcoding. Since the HDHomeRun Plus is only capable of transcoding one stream per tuner, MythTV can only record one (1) program from a stream. Thus you must set the number of virtual tuners to 1 for an HDHomeRun Plus if you configure the device to transcode.

Transcoding Profiles

Important.png Note: The maximum payload data rate for an ATSC 1.0 channel is approximately 18.3 Mbps. This includes all streams/subchannels.

HDHomerun Plus Transcode Profiles
Profile Resolution/frame rate Bitrate (approx.)
Heavy Same as source 7 Mb/s
Mobile 1280x720 30fps 3 Mb/s
Internet540 960x540 30 fps 3 Mb/s
Internet480 848x480 30 fps 2 Mb/s
Internet360 640x360 30 fps 1.5 Mb/s
Internet240 432x240 30 fps 1 Mb/s